Visit the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum on Sanibel Island, which features 30 permanent exhibits, record-breaking shells, history, culture, art, and more.
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What better way to get around a beach town than on a beach cruiser?
The Blue Giraffe is the place for casual island dining at breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days a week.
This secluded white sand beach is nothing short of pristine and quiet. There are no hotels surrounding it, so you feel the serenity of the ocean.
This well-respected facility is dedicated to restoring the health of Florida islands wildlife. Taking in orphaned birds and animals, C.R.O.W.
Fabulous outer island excursions to Cabbage Key, Useppa and Boca Grande for lunch or Cayo Costa State Park for shelling and Dolphin Adventures, Sunset Serenades, Sailing Cruises
Doc Ford's is different. It's a sports bar with gourmet food. It's also a place for book signings, meeting sports heroes, fishing guides and world travelers.
A native to the region, Captain Bryan Dollar of Fish Old School has extensive experience fishing the Pine Island Sound and the Gulf of Mexico.
J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge is a 6,400-acre refuge that is home to 245 different species of birds, more than 50 types of reptiles, and 32 different kinds of mammals, including manatees.
Located at the eastern tip of Sanibel Island, Lighthouse Park Beach & Fishing Pier is a family-friendly beach that is arguably the best spot for shelling.